August 2018 Report – Food lean season begins as MOET buys maize in bulk for storage
There are seasons in the year when food becomes scarce in Malawi. This happens partly due to weather and also the higher demand for consumption than what the country can produce. These seasons are earmarked by the rapid increase in the price of the staple food which is maize. To survive the season, MOET thought it wise to buy maize in advance, before the price hikes occurred. The maize was treated from weevils and proper packing for storage took place.